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481.

War for the Borderlands [electronic resource]

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In June of 1846, an army of 1600 soldiers begin a 900 mile march to conquer the Mexican territory of New Mexico. In California, wealthy rancher Mariano Vallejo is imprisoned by a group of U.S. settlers in the Bear Flag Revolt, which gives birth to the short-lived independent Republic of California.
Online
2005; 1998
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The Hour of Sacrifice [electronic resource]

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In 1846, former Mexican President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna returns from exile to unite Mexico against the U.S. invasion. U.S. President James K. Polk formulates a plan to open a second front against Mexico. In 1847, Santa Anna's troops meet Zachary Taylor's army near the small hacienda of Buena Vista. Winfield Scott lands 10,000 U.S. soldiers on the beach at Veracruz. Scott and Santa Anna meet at Cerro Gordo in a battle that turns into a rout of the Mexican army. Defeated but unbowed, Santa Anna falls back to Mexico City to defend the capital.
Online
2005; 1998
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The Fate of Nations [electronic resource]

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The U.S. army reaches the Mexican capital defended by 20,000 Mexican soldiers led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The battle for Mexico city begins with heavy casualties on both sides. Mexican defenders fight back courageously, but the capital is finally forced to surrender. General Winfield Scott rides triumphantly into Mexico City to occupy the fabled "Halls of Montezuma." On Feb. 2, 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, and a new border is established between Mexico and the United States.
Online
2005; 1998
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Watergate Plus 30 [electronic resource]: Shadow of History

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What lessons has America learned from Watergate? Thirty years after the most infamous break-in helped pull down President Richard Nixon, all of the facts are still not in. But as this compelling documentary shows, Watergate remains a nearly unbelievable tale of ordinary men corrupted by power and their desire to retain it. Interviews with investigator Sam Dash, co-conspirator John Dean, and journalist Bob Woodward recreate the history and speculate on the effects.
Online
2005; 2003
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Who Counts? [electronic resource]: Election Reform in America

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This program centers around the presidential election of 2000 and is a storytelling hybrid that combines factual information with comedic elements. Expert journalists, academics, comedians, and politicians analyze this unprecedented political event and the need for election reform.
Online
2005; 2002
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The West: Episode 1 the People [electronic resource]

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Experience the rich cultural diversity of Native American tribes and the impact that early white explorers had on their lives. Students will learn about the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi culture and the successful Pueblo revolt against their Spanish conquerors. First-person accounts bring to life the adventures of early explorers, from Cabeza de Vaca, the first white man to enter the West, to the Lewis and Clark expedition
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 2 Empire Upon the Trails [electronic resource]

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From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills, students discover various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This segment explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the experiences of early Oregon Trail settlers and the Mormons
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 3 the Speck of the Future [electronic resource]

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Through firsthand accounts, relive the rush for gold and other opportunities in the West and witness the effect of westward migrations on Native Americans. While exploring the adventures of the '49ers on the overland trails and witness the prosperity of the gold rush towns like San Francisco, also learn about broken treaties with the Plains Indians and the slaughter of Native American tribes in California
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 4 Death Runs Riot [electronic resource]

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In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West.
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 5 the Grandest Enterprise Under God [electronic resource]

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See how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the eastern U.S., and cowboys on the dusty trails leading from Texas
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 6 Fight No More Forever [electronic resource]

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By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history.
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 7 Geography of Hope [electronic resource]

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Many Americans who set out to change the West found that the West changed them instead. View the broad panorama of western experiences including those of homesteaders and farmers on the Great Plains, Chinese immigrants, Hispanic townspeople in California, Mormons in Utah, the great showman Buffalo Bill Cody, cowboys during the fall of the great ranching boom, African-American sharecroppers searching for a "Promised Land," and Native Americans on the reservations
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 8 Ghost Dance [electronic resource]

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Discover how mining and industrial expansion changed the West forever, while land rushes and assimilation efforts prolonged the tragedy for Native Americans. Through primary resource materials, explore the West's promise of a better life and learn about a religious movement called the Ghost Dance that swept through dispirited Indian reservations and culminated in the tragedy at Wounded Knee
Online
2005; 1996
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The West: Episode 9 One Sky Above Us [electronic resource]

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Los Angeles steals its water supply, millions of Mexicans migrate north, and Hollywood begins to shape the West and the nation's image of it. At the end of the 19th century, America celebrated the "closing" of the West, but differing historical accounts help us learn how the West's story never ends, and how it continues to influence American life today
Online
2005; 1996
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Wonders of the African World Programs 1-2 the Black Kingdoms of the Nile the Swahili Coast [electronic resource]: With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Two programs in a series that travels through twelve African countries and more than 5,000 years. In the first segment, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits Egypt and Sudan in search of Nubia, an ancient African civilization which once rivaled Egypt. Pyramids, ruined temples and royal tombs survive in the deserts of Sudan. Along the Nile lie the ruins of an ancient Nubian capital: the oldest city so far uncovered in Africa. In the second segment, Gates travels along the coast of Kenya and Tanzania to the island of Zanzibar in search of the origins of Swahili heritage. Are the Swahili people truly African? On the island of Lamu, Gates finds people proud of their Arab ancestry only, believing their civilization owes little to Africa. On Zanzibar, two encounters--o [...]
Online
2005; 1999
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Wonders of the African World Programs 3-4 the Slave Kingdoms the Holy Land [electronic resource]: With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Two programs in a series that travels through twelve African countries and more than 5,000 years. In the first segment, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels through the old kingdoms of Asante and Dahomey in Ghana and Benin to learn the real story of the transatlantic slave trade. From slave castles on the coast to royal courts in the interior, he finds both pride in these powerful African kingdoms, and discomfort about the source of their wealth and power. In the second segment, Gates travels to Ethiopia to investigate the history of Christianity in the ancient civilization. For over 1600 years, Ethiopia was a Christian kingdom whose rulers traced their lineage back to Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Journeys to rock-hewn churches, mountain monasteries, royal s [...]
Online
2005; 1999
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Wonders of the African World Programs 5-6 the Road to Timbuktu Lost Cities in the South [electronic resource]: With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels through Mali, following ancient trade routes from the goldmines of the south to the legendary city on the shores of the Sahara desert, in search of the forgotten libraries of Timbuktu. In the second segment, Lost cities in the south, Gates travels from South Africa to Zimbabwe, exploring a thousand-year-old city kept from public view for seventy years and heads for the medieval stone citadel of Great Zimbabwe.
Online
2005; 1999
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WWII Memorial [electronic resource]: A Testament to Freedom

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Connects the process of erecting the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, with the stories of the people who experienced and lived through the war.
Online
2005; 2004